My husband and I stayed at the Peace and Plenty Inn for 4th of July. We booked the Zen Suite in the carriage house for two nights. The inn was lovely. The inn keeper was helpful but not as warm as others I've encountered.
The room was clean and appropriate for our needs. It was small but we didn't need much space. The only drawback to this particular room was the Japanese style wall that separates the bath from the bedroom. It's literally paper thin, so you're going to hear your significant others bodily noises quite clearly as they use the facilities. I don't really care all that much, but we try to keep a little mystery in the relationship. The room did have its own air conditioning unit which we were thrilled about. It also had an electric fire place in the bathroom for ambiance. The jacuzzi tub was also nice. The shower was for 2, but I expect two shower heads when promoted as such.
In the evening, the inn keeper puts out cakes and treats with sherry and port. She always offers complimentary beer, wine, sodas, and bottled water. I couldn't partake in the alcohol as I'm getting over a stomach bug, but it's a very nice touch. The bottled water is great to pick up before your walks around town.
The breakfasts offered to us were quiche with fruit and a warm apple croissant on the first day. The second day we were offered a crepe with a cream cheese filling and blueberry topping with fruit and sausages. They also have a coffee cake out each morning with of course coffee and a selection of juices and teas. There's also cereal for the less adventurous eaters. My husband is a picky eater and found it difficult to eat much at breakfast. I found the foods pretty good.
The negatives I have was the cable was out in the room. We weren't really in the room all that much, so not a big deal. Also we had a child's robe for one of th bath robes, I found this weird since children aren't allowed at the inn. My husband found the bed a little uncomfortable. It was very springy. We would have preferred a comforter to the blankets on the bed. I also would have loved this inn if the staff were a bit warmer. They weren't rude or mean but I felt as if they didn't want to be there. I've stayed at many B&Bs and typically the owners love to chat. At breakfast no one talked to each other. I thought this was strange, since that's what you usually see. Maybe it's just the culture of Florida. I don't know.
The inn is very convenient to the historic downtown and museums. It's nice to head back after a few hours in the hot sun to cool off. The inn keeper has a lovely dog and cat who occasionally come around to greet the guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn is located in the very heart of the historic district and steps away from three of the most important landmarks in St. Augustine FL: the Alcazar Hotel, circa 1880 (now the Lightner Museum), the Ponce de Leon Hotel, circa 1888 (now Flagler College), and the Hotel Cordova, circa 1887 (now the Casa Monica Hotel). A two block stroll will take you to the Ancient City's center and Plaza de la Constitution. Retreat into our quiet neighborhood or walk downtown and bask in the city's vibrant nightlife. Guests enjoy the best of both worlds without sacrificing ease of access for quiet repose. Our lovely walled garden is the ultimate in romance. It features fountains and a cozy pergola with propane fire pit. ... more less
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